8 kidney disease mobile labs from China entered CKD affected areas
Eight state-of-the-art Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) screening vehicles (mobile labs) worth Rs. 660 million donated by China entered commissioning today in 8 CKD affected areas in Sri Lanka.
The mobile labs will be deployed in the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Ampara, Kurunegala, Matale and Badulla districts.
"The 8 screening vehicles is part of China-Sri Lanka joint effort to change the CKDs status quo in Sri Lanka, following the China-Sri Lanka Friendship and National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa for treatment, and the Joint Research & Demonstration Center for Water Technology in Kandy to find the cause," the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.
"Personnel training and equipment examining have been an important part of the donation, before the 8 mobile labs enter commissioning," the embassy further said.
"Each CKD screening vehicle is fully equipped with professional devices including refrigerators, Biochemistry Analyzer, Electrolyte Analyzer, Microscope, Hematology Analyzer, Urine Analyzer, Water Purification System, Ultrasound Diagnostic Scanning System and Centrifuge etc," the embassy twitter thread states.